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Nov 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
to the president coming up next hour. millions of americans have already voted in places like florida, ohio, and in georgia. but that is just a fraction of the total, which makes the next three days pretty darn important for the candidates. joining me now, as she does at this time every week, is cnn contributor maria cardona. and from miami this morning, cnn contributor anna navarro. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> maria, last week you said that the latino vote is being undercounted in the polls and that president obama actually has a bigger lead than everyone thinks. i want to get anna's take on that one. >> you know, we could spend all morning here discussing the skewed polls. if they look good from my side, the democrats think it look s skewed. i think we're going to go into a nose spin and we don't want to suffer from political schizophrenia. my advice is that we don't obsess about polls because it really could lead to temporary insanity between now and november 6th. i just saw two polls last night from florida. one mitt romney six points up on barack obama, and the sec
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00am EST
. >> provisional ballots could be a four-letter word in the coming days. >> that's right. >>> florida, another critical battle ground state. the campaign's final days were marked by controversy over the state's early voting. if it's clear if you do the math, for mitt romney to become president, he needs to win in florida. we're joined by ashleigh banfield in miami. good morning. >> the last republican president to actually take the white house without taking florida was warren harding back in '24. i suppose there's a first time to change that trend. john, 829 precincts in miami-dade and i'm just at one of them. i'm here two hours early. it's dark, it's lovely out. take a look behind me, though. are you ready for this? two hours until the polls open and we've already got a line of several people. i had a quick chat with some of them, john. already some of these people have waited in early voting lines for six hours. so they are very keen to get going. i want to show you quickly as i give you stats on some of the early voting by the way. we have 11.4 million registered voters in florida. we have
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 5:00am EST
hampshire. then florida. we are still waiting for. that's how the president got to 303. he needed 270. even though we have not called florida yet, mitt romney can't get over the top. >> right now the president is leading in the vote count in florida by miami-dade county as they suspended counting overnight. they will start counting in a few hours ago. the president is ahead there and could pick that up, too. >> these two states he lost. those are reliably republican territory until last time when the president turned them. he lost them this time but had all the swing states, 303 electoral votes. >> the president won north carolina by 14,000 votes four years ago. this time it was still pretty close. it was interest that a lot of people thought north carolina would be a blowout for mitt romney. it was not. they didn't call that late, but there could be hope for the democrats in this state. >> he took all the swing states and we are still waiting on florida. >> it's florida. we'll be waiting for a long time. soledad? >> don't pick on florida. >>> the governor's concession speech happened aroun
CNN
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am EST
nights. >>> welcome back. politics now, and we finally have a winner in florida. cnn projects that president obama will win the state. this is based on updated vote totals released yesterday. meanwhile florida governor rick scott is ordering a review of the election process in his state. people there waited in line for hours, even after polls closed in somt parts of south florida. >>> well, it is never too early to start looking ahead, so we asked cnn political editor paul steinhauser to start handicapping the 2016 presidential race. >> call it the never-ending campaign. when one election ends, the next one begins. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him. >> i just spoke with governor romney, and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard-fought campaign. >> with the 2012 campaign barely in the rear view mirror, we're already talking about the next president in the white house. does the popular gop senator in florida have designs on running for the next republican nomination. a source close says that's way too premature. but it's always good to have friends
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
in south florida. he took issue with his opponent's promise of, quote, real change. listen. >> here's the thing, florida. we know what change looks like. what governor romney is offering ain't it. giving more power back to the biggest banks, that's not change. another $5 trillion tax cuts for the wealthy, that's not change. refusing to answer questions about the details of your policies until after the election, that's definitely not change. >> president obama's next stop just down i-71 from where i'm standing right now. he's going to be in cincinnati, then it's out west to colorado before he calls it a night. >> by wait, you see this lovely young woman? we're going to let her ride with me in my limo to the high school, okay? >> great. >> we're going to go have a cup of coffee. >> she's too young to vote, but you could still call her vice preside president biden's new bff, best friend forever. he made a stop at a nearby high school. the 17-year-old told him that the rally was at her school but she couldn't go because she had to work. so the vp gave her and her twin brother a ride to
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Nov 7, 2012 9:00am EST
with florida's count still out. i'm joined by dan lothian, in chicago this morning. it's a pretty narrow margin when we're talking about the popular vote, dan. how might this affect how he governs? >> reporter: talking to one democrat who told me that the president has to work harder at being more inclusive, bringing people together. we heard the president also reflect on during his victory speech. the president has to reach out not only to democrats but also to republicans. there are big challenges as the president looks to shift the way he governs because the balance in power has not changed at all. there are some looming issues that the president has to address very quickly, like the fiscal cliff. one thing that's different, though, in the next four years as opposed to the last four is that the president doesn't have another election to worry about. he doesn't have to be watching the polls. that gives the president a little more flexibility. as we have been hearing, there are some republicans who are already talking about not being flexible. so we do expect that there will be some big challe
CNN
Nov 10, 2012 10:00am EST
. that is up from a tie that we saw on election night. but down in florida, they are still counting the ballots. officials have until noon today to submit unofficial results to the secretary of state. cnn has yet to project a winner there, but with 97% of precincts reporting, president obama has a lead over romney. the romney campaign has conceded the race in florida. and for the first time since superstorm sandy hit new york, the lights on the statute of liberty were on. it is still closed. >>> in new jersey, chris christie says most areas of the state will have power by tonight. about 160,000 lost power because of the nor'easter that hit this week. >> life will be back for most of new jersey to normal come sunday. why do i mean, let's start with power. we backtracked slightly due to the nor'easter, after talking to them last night and this morning, my belief is that we will have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> you saw those dreadfully long lines on election day, how can we forget them, right? so what can states do to make sure that it doesn't happen again? or should the federal
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, don, we have been on the battleground bus state tour from florida to ohio. people understand the economy is improving. but the real debate is whether it is fast enough and whether mitt romney could have done a better job. in toledo, ohio, today, one of the battle ground counties of ohio, the must win buckeye state, i spoke to mayor bell, he put it out that january 2009, unemployment here was 12.6% in this county. today it is around 7.5, lower than the national average. that is a measurable improvement. that doesn't mean the economy is going on all cylinders right now. but there is measurable improvement, and that becomes -- for big debate, romney saying he could have proved things faster, president obama saying don't return us to policies that got us here in the first place. >> but, ali, when you look at the unemployment rate in ohio now is 7%, below the national average, will people give -- will voters give that credit to john kasich, the republican governor here or does that go to the president? >> that's a good question. yeah. that's exactly the question. in a number of th
CNN
Nov 10, 2012 8:00am EST
be history for most of the nation. but not florida. the ballots are still being counted. cnn has not jut projected a winner but the latest tally shows president obama with a 63,000 vote edge out of more than 8 million votes cast. counties have until noon today to submit unofficial results to the secretary of state. >>> some shocking allegations against the ceo of the southern chain waffle house. his former assistant accusing joseph rogers jr. of sexual impropriety. the unnamed woman said she was forced to, quote, perform sexual services among other allegations. rogers has not responded to the claims. >>> and finally, some changes in leadership for the l.a. lakers. after going 0-8 in the preseason and 1-4 in the regular season, you know they said let's pause here and you, sir, can go. they got rid of coach mike brown. the team's general manager said that it came down to, quote, looking at the record. the lakers assistant coach will fill in temporarily. >>> historic, ground breaking, a turning point. those are just some terms used to describe the vote in three states this week to allow sam
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, is time reasoning out for mitt romney? and why he won't be returning to florida. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long sinus and headache relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long the wheels of progress haven't been very active lately. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. >>> here we go. five days left until the election and the president is back today on the campaign trail. he took off monday, tuesday and wednesday to tend to hurricane sandy, and of course, its aftermath. but here
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
congresswoman tom price and florida congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz joins us. it's tuesday, november 13th, "starting point" begins right now. >>> morning, welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning. breaking news. another top military general has now been linked to the sex scandal that forced out cia director david petraeus. forced him to resign. general john allen, the commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan is now under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. now investigators are said to be looking into the 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other documents that he sent to her. kelley, of course, is the florida woman whose original complaint to the fbi about threatening e-mails inadvertently exposed the affair between general petraeus and paula broadwell. meantime a team of fbi agents searched broadwell's home in charlotte, north carolina, overnight, and spent nearly five hours there wrapping up just after 1:00 in the morning. "wall street journal" is reporting that the fbi agent who launched the petraeus investigation himself is
CNN
Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
miles away. >>> and it took some days, but we have a winner in florida, president obama won in florida based on projections before today's noon deadline. >>> and we're learning today that an e-mail investigation sparked the surprise resignation of director david petraeus. sources say the affair came to light because the fbi looked into a complaint that the biographer, paula broadwell, was sending harassing e-mails to another woman. tom, it is good to see you. wish it was a better story that we were talking about. but why would the fbi investigate the cia e-mails? why is this something the agency would handle internally? >> because the fbi has jurisdiction if someone uses the internet to threaten another person. so that is where the investigation began. it was not against director petraeus. it was because threats were being received over the internet. and since they're coming into someone working at cia headquarters, and particularly in the executive area, that prompted the fbi to go ahead and investigate the threat. >> okay, so the big concern here, then, that an outsider could have ac
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am EST
-mails sent between general allen and jill kelly down in florida between 2010 and 2012. so right up until this year. i'm told the e-mails were inappropriate in nature and now the inspector general here at the pentagon is looking through those to see what exactly is contained. here's what secretary leon panetta said about the future of general john allen in a statement while he was traveling to california. he said, "while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general allen will remain commander of isaf. the secretary asked the president and the president has agreed to put his nomination on hold until the relevant facts are determined." what you don't hear in that statement is what followed in that the pentagon is asking that his successor in afghanistan, general joseph dunford that his nomination be fast tracked and pushed along as quickly as possible. >> ayou mention the 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails. that's just, as i said, stunning. when we're talking about the petraeus side of this investigation, the time line is very important. adultery is a crimi
CNN
Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm EST
with jill kelly, the florida socialite whose concern over threatening e-mails led to an investigation that revealed an affair between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there is no affair, she's a bored socialite. a u.s. official says there appears to be nothing criminal involved. but allen is now under investigation for what is called inappropriately flirtatious e-mails to kelly. >> secretary directed it be referred to inspector general of department of defense. >> the fbi found up to 35,000 pages of documents, some dating back two years during the investigation. according to a senior official close to allen, one message the afghan commander sent warned kelly she had been threatened. the official says allen had received an anonymous message, now believed to be from broadwell. the pentagon was called in because allen is subject to military law. but why did this only come out now in public view? >
CNN
Nov 11, 2012 9:00pm EST
-- that votes coming in, in ohio and virginia, first it was virginia. and then in florida. there was a sense that this could be an earlier evening than we thought. >> we look at the demographics that have come out from all of the polling last night. pretty much across the board you guys had a very good night on women, independents. you know, younger people. african-americans, latino, asians. it was a pretty big sweeping area of people coming in to vote again for you guys. were you pleased about the level of the turnout? >> oh, absolutely. and the breadth of it. you know, the question that was being raised on the other side was whether the obama coalition had served him so well in 2008 would come out again, and so one of the things we saw very early, and even before the polls closed, when you know, just looking at the turnout, was that we getting strong turnout among the very grurps you were talking about, and it was -- that was encouraging. >> the inevitable inquest into why republicans lost. if you were putting your strategist hat on and looking at their campaign, where do you think they re
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm EST
to call. democrats have a narrow lead in all of them right now. one is for florida's 18th district where patrick murphy declared a victory over alan west. west has not conceded and is pursuing legal action. >>> a couple of weeks ago, you may recall we told you about a company recalling all their products because they had concerns about the is a rility of the company's testing process. well, today we know what the fda found during those inspections. insects within ten feet of where sterile products were manufactured, walls that were cracked and a bird flying in a building where sterile products are stored. they were inspected because it's a sister company to the new england compounding center, that's the pharmacy whose steroid injections have been linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak that's killed 32 people. >>> the international energy agency says the united states could pass saudi arabia to become the world's largest oil producer by 2020. that is pretty incredible. the agency says ten years after that, the united states could be an oil exporter. that means we export more than we're
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00am EST
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
as they get more than 25,000 signatures. the state of louisiana, the state of texas and the state of florida have hit that mark. texas has 94,000 online -- whoo, a whole 94,000 signatures. from the great state of texas, that has 27 million people. >> when i put that petition together i never thought that i'd get so many people to sign on. you know, i got to tell you, i had this conversation last night but the day after the presidential election i woke up and i was basically emotionally in the same state i was the day before the election. i'm a little surprised at the conservatives that are so distraught. american exceptionalism doesn't have anything to do with who is sitting in the white house. it has to do with the fact that everyone woke up the next day, thought about their families, their ambitions, got back to work and went on with their life. i can't stand the emotional freakout. >> you're poetic and i agree with you. >> this is similar to what liberals used to say after the election when they lost, that they're going to move to canada. this speaks more about -- sorry about that. canada
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Nov 14, 2012 9:00am EST
all tomorrow. carol cost ello is in "newsroom." >>> florida socialite whose name keeps popping up in the wrong places. lawsuits, foreclosures and an 911 call. >> i'm honorary consul general so i have inviolability so, um, they should not be able to cross my property. >> who is she and why does she have such powerful friends? >> hiding in the sand and changing his appearance. now he's talking about his end game. you'll hear more from him. >>> think you're feeling pain at the pump? these jordanians are warning their king rising gas prices could cost him his throne. >>> warning, wanke, you may be driving too close to another car. >> oh, my gosh! >> new technology that could save lives on the road. >>> good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us this morning. more new details on jill kelley, the tampa socialite linked to a respected marine corps general and widening sex scandal. each day it seems more and more loik a bad reality tv show. we've seen kelley march in front of the cameras in a different brightly colored dress each day. now there are report th
CNN
Nov 12, 2012 2:00pm EST
just received this video, this is jill kelly leaving her family's home in tampa, florida, earlier this afternoon. let's turn to suzanne kelly, our cnn intelligence correspondent. suzanne, jill kelly went to the fbi sometime late last summer saying, she had gotten some harassing e-mails, how did those e-mails lead to the sexual affair that undid david petraeus? >> a government source who is familiar with the investigation confirms to cnn the fbi probe that led to that resignation of the director on friday was announced after jill kelly contacted them about e-mail she said she received and she thought was threatening. and it turned out to be from paula broadwell. the source says the e-mail was jealous in tone but did not know more about the content of it or if there was more than one e-mail. the source said kelly went to the fbi in tampa where she lives and despite living in tampa, capitol hill has been known to be on the washington social circuit. according to this government source who had actually met her at a washington party, ted. >> now, is there any suggestion that the relati
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
's trying to find the rightful owner and will give it six month. >> and in port st.lucie, florida, a high school senior with cerebral palsy walks in public for the first time. he was nominated for home coming king and he made his way down the football field to pick up his crown. the very happy day for the popular student who beat out other football players and popular kids for the honor. >> lisa, thank you. >> you're in "the situation room." happening now, new questions about the timeline of an affair that brought down a decorated cia chief. just how long was it going on? was national security ever at serious risk? plus, new insights in the lives of general david petreus and paula broadwell from someone who has known both of them personally for years and has communicated with them since the scandal broke. our own david gergen and paula broadwell in her own words. what she says about her relationship with the man she spent a year with on the front lines in afghanistan. we want to welcome our viewers from the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation roo
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
with temperatures on the high side today. all the cold air funneling down. actually, guys, across the area florida may see a few rain showers but on the whole pretty quiet albeit the cold temperatures. >>> thank you. >> 46 minutes after the hour. an emergency room doctor ends up in a big emergency of her own. the story behind this video coming up. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. so i brought it to mike at meineke. we gave her car a free road handling check. i like free. free is good. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> welcome back. 50 minutes past the hour. lawmakers have been demanding a
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